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The Curious Giraffe show is a series hosted by Dorothy Cresswell, retired elementary school teacher and music educator. The program aims to get kids thinking about important issues in today's society. In this episode, Dorothy is joined by children's musician Fran Friedman. Fran plays some of her best hits! franfriedman.com
Topics: amherst, amherst media, curious giraffe, fran friedman, children's programming, music
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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Topics: amherst, amherst media, latinas on stage, magdalena gomez, diana alvarez, janis astor del valle
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, Band Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Action Items: Parking Update; Municipal Property Uses & Disposition Process Policy - First Look; Meeting Schedule January - June 2018; Any Logistical Issues Related to 11/06/17 STM (Time Permitting): Any Key Info Updates from the Town Mgr and/or SB Members (Time Permitting). Appoint Christine Gray-Mullen - Planning Board Rep to Downtown Parking Working Group to 6/30/2018. Consent Calendar: Business Improvement...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, select board, local government
Amherst Media
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The Bruce Show #114: XMas Holiday Anniversary Special
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Amherst Media
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US Rep Jim McGovern gave the keynote address at Jones Library on the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 2017.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, human rights, jim mcgovern, joseph wronka, creating a human rights culture
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Brief Presentations of Town Meeting Warrant articles; Question & answer period; Topics Not Anticipated 48 Hours Before meeting.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, town meeting coordinating committee, warrant review, town meeting, local...
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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Critical Conversations is a look at current topics and trends on both the local and national levels in an effort to begin a dialogue for change. In this week's program, Mehlaqa Samdani of Critical Connections interviews Dr. Paula Green of Hands Across the Hills about the lessons from a cultural exchange/dialogue project that brought together two rural communities with differing cultural, social, and political profiles – Leverett, Massachusetts, and Letcher County, Kentucky.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, critical conversations, mehlaqa samdani, paula green
Amherst Media
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How can faith leaders address racism, homophobia and religious intolerance within their communities? What are the challenges and opportunities they grapple with to promote inclusion and diversity, and what are effective strategies to develop empathy and understanding? In this forum sponsored by Critical Connections and the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding at Holyoke Community College's Kittredge Center on December 8, 2017, leaders of different faiths confront the issues in a search for solutions...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, alex lamarche, inclusivity, diversity, building, communities
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, PD Center. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Public Comment; Elect Chair (Vote); Review Charge of the Committee; Procurement Procedures Presentation and Discussion; Communication and Public Outreach; Payment of Amherst Media Invoice (Vote); Committee Planning; Adjourn.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, fort river school building committee, local government, education, building
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Americans are more divided than at any time since the Civil War and conventional approaches to reconciliation seem inadequate. How should ordinary citizens approach seemingly intractable political divides in our country? Is it possible to promote social justice without contributing to the current polarization? Professor Peter Coleman, who has devoted his career to analyzing protracted conflict, will join us to share the lessons that his interdisciplinary research can shed on our “political...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, political polarization, politics, mehlaqa samdani, peter colman, critical...
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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An Anti-Trump Rap by local poet, Pat Cahill.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, yo trump, politics, music, rap, pat cahill
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In this episode of CHRC, Joe Wronka sits down with Rolf Pabahtanumwe Cachat-Schilling about the current state of the Indigenous People's of Western, Massachusetts. Rolf is the Chair of the Western Massachusetts Archaeological Society, a Member of Native American Intertribal Council of Western Massachusetts and one of the few remaining speakers of the language Nipmuc.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, creating a human rights culture, indigenous people, joseph wronka, rolf...
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http://www.arps.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_926729/File/11-28-17%20RSC%20Agenda%20Packet.pdf
Topics: amherst, amherst media, pelham, school, union 26, school committee, local government
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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Hands Across The Hills is a Leverett-based group that has been trying to bridge political divides by searching for common ground between Democrats and Republicans. In November the organization brought a group of Republican voters from Kentucky's coal country to discuss each others' world views and to humanize one another through face-to-face forums that seek to find ways to work together.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, hands across the hills, karuna center, paula green, kentucky, politics
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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Music video for Massachusetts musician Roger Salloom's song "Dont Let my Country Wash Away. Produced by Emikan Sudan
Topics: amherst, amherst media, roger salloom, music, music video
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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Coverage of the First Congregational Church of Amherst announcement of the offer of sanctuary to Lucio Perez, a Guatemalan who has lived in the US for twenty years and is facing deportation despite the fact that his wife and children are US citizens.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, sanctuary, lucio perez, politics
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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MEETING TIME: 3:30 pm. LOCATION: 70 South East Street. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Approve minutes of previous meeting; Public Comment; Revote: Chair; Revote: Invoice for Amherst Media; Open Meeting Law discussion; RFQ Process for Owner's Project Manager Communication and Public Outreach: Update from brainstorming committee (Nicole, Heather, Irene); establish a community outreach person or subcommittee; Establishing a Communications Secretary and a Recording Secretary; Environmental Study;...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, fort river school building committee, local government, education, building
Amherst Media
Jan 11, 2018
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Amherst Town Meeting November 13, 2017
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Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Critical conversations is a look at current topics and trends on both the local and national levels in an effort to begin a dialogue and consciousness for change. In this week's program, Bernie Pelletier of Critical Connections interviews Dr. Peter Coleman, a psychologist from, Columbia University, about ways to find a middle ground in such polarizing political times.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, critical conversations, peter coleman, bernie pelletier
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http://www.arps.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_926729/File/11-14-17%20RSC%20Agenda.pdf
Topics: amherst, amherst media, pelham, school, union 26, school committee, local government
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order 6 p.m. Exec Session to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining. MGL c.30A Sec. 21 (a) ¶3. Public Comment, Town Mgr & Member Reports. Action Items: 6:45 p.m. Sign Regulation Update; Vote and Assign Positions on STM Petition Articles 14, 15, 16 & 17; Acceptance of Deed Kieras 4B-2; Amherst Half Marathon Update 11/11-12/2017; Easement to Eversource 740 Belchertown Road. Puerto Rican...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, select board, local government
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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MEETING TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, Band Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Action Items: Joint Election with Amherst Housing Authority to Fill Vacancy through March 2018 Election: Candidates Barbara Steinmetz and David W. Williams; Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Agreement: North Square at the Mill District; Any Logistical Issues Related to 11/6/17 STM: Vote and Assign Position Art. 14 Design for N. Amherst Library, Any Key Info Updates from TM or SB Members (time permitting).
Topics: amherst, amherst media, select board, local government
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: ARMS, Band Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Action Items: 1st Quarter Budget Report; Any Logistical Issues Related to 11/6/17 STM: Vote & Assign Position Article 14 - Design for North Amherst Library; Any Key Info Updates from TM/SB Members (time permitting). Committee Appointment: Jane Wald, Historic Commission Rep to CPAC to 6/30/2018. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs before the meeting.
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In this episode, Joe Wronka speaks with child psychologist Frank Gatti about Medicine During the Hitlerian Era.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, creating a human rights culture, hitler, medicine, world war 2, frank...
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Take a peek at just some of what we've done over the past year!
Topics: amherst, amherst media, annual meeting, annual video, 2017
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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In this episode of the Western Mass Media Justice Network, our executive director, Jim Lescault interviews Kristie Soares and two of her students about the UMASS Latinx Theater Project.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, western mass media justice network, wmmjn, umass, latinx, theater, kristie...
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The Curious Giraffe show is a series hosted by Dorothy Cresswell, retired elementary school teacher and music educator. The program aims to get kids thinking about important issues in today's society.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, curious giraffe, different familes, children's programming, music
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Amherst Media's Coverage of Monte's March 2017
Topics: amherst, amherst media, montes march, jim mcgovern, monte bel monte
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Amherst Town Meeting November 6, 2017
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Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Amherst Media's coverage of the 2017 lighting of the Merry Maple!
Topics: amherst, amherst media, merry maple, holidays, winter
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Isaac Ben Ezra Memorial Speeches
Topics: amherst, amherst media, isaac ben ezra, memorial, speeches, community
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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In the inaugural episode of On the Level, Worshipful Jimmy interviews Brother Scott Meyer and Worshipful Jose Vega of Mount Tom Lodge about their involvement in Freemasonry of the Western Massachusetts.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, on the level, jimmy burgoff, freemasonry, scott meyer, jose vega
Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Amherst Media's annual meeting of staff, members and producers! Amherst Media's annual meeting of staff, members and producers! This years recipient of the Jean Haggerty award is the Amherst Rotary for their contribution to Amherst Media's new building project!
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Amherst Media
Jan 10, 2018
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Jan 10, 2018
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In this episode, Superintendent Morris speaks with three representatives from Amherst Parent Guardian Organizations about the important role PGOs play in ARPS. His guests include Paula Lima-Jones, Kerry Crosby, and Rebecca Kennedy.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, a window into arps, pelham, michael morris, paula lima jones, kerry crosby,...
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Dec 22, 2017 Amherst Media
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Amherst School Committee meeting of December 19, 2017. Agenda
Topics: Amherst, school committee, Amherst Media
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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In this episode of A Window into ARPS, Superintendent Morris interviews Nancy Stewart, President of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council and Faye Brady, the Director of Student Services.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, a window into arps, pelham, sepac, special education parent advisory...
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http://www.arps.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_926729/File/10-24-17%20RSC%20Agenda.pdf
Topics: amherst, amherst media, pelham, school, union 26, school committee, local government
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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Lecture with samples on the historic health uses of different common herbs by local herbalist Jade Mace.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, history bites, george naughton, herb gardens, jade mace
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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An interview with actor Greg Watanabe about his experience performing as Mike Masaoka in the Broadway production, Allegiance and as Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata's one-man-play, Hold These Truths.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, artist profile, greg watanabe, allegiance, hold these truths
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Mgr & Member Reports. 7 p.m. Property Tax Classification Public Hearing. Action & Discussion items: FY 19 Budget Policy Guidelines; Winter Parking Update; Cultural District Signage Update; Amherst BID Bandstand Proposal, Adopt Triangle St Roundabout Grounds Maintenance and Wayfinding Sign Location; Regional School Assessment Method; Percent for Art Update - Special Legislation...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, select board, local government
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Unitarian Universalist Society, Social Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Working the Amherst Housing Puzzle: A Community Problem Solving Forum. 7:00--Introductions and Information updates on affordable housing. 7:15--Panel presentation on studio apartments. 8:00--roundtable discussions on topics related to affordable housing. 8:40--report out and next steps.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, housing, homlessness
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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Lecture on Edward Hitchcock of Amherst College by 'Chick' Chickering, retired professor. Describes how local features got their name.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, history bites, george naughton, mountains, chick chickering
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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Amherst Town Meeting November 8, 2017
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Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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Interview with the Luke DeRoy Trio after their show for Live At The Grid. The band talks about their music, their influences and where they hope to go from here.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, live at the grid, luke deroy trio, interview, music
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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http://www.arps.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_926729/File/11-14-17%20ASC%20Meeting.pdf
Topics: amherst, amherst media, pelham, school, union 26, school committee, local government
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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In this episode of On the Level, Worshipful Jimmy Burgoff speaks with Right Worshipful Ron Jackson about the tenets, beliefs and history of Freemasonry.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, on the level, jimmy burgoff, freemasonry, ron jackson
Amherst Media
Dec 21, 2017
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Take a peek at just some of what we've done over the past year!
Topics: amherst, amherst media, annual meeting, annual video, 2017
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Nov 7, 2017 Rev. Anita Morris
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Theological Devotional: Joy in The Midst of Pain Theological Devotional: I Am Your Exceedingly Great Reward Genesis 15:1-2 Theological Devotional: Get it Done the Right Way 2 Chronicles 16 Theological Devotional: Creed vs Way "The Right Path"-Amos
Topics: theological devotional, amherst, amherst media, october, november, 2019=7
Amherst Media
Oct 24, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to order. Public Comment. Town Manager & Member Reports. Action Items: Charter Commission Final Report. Vote & Assign Positions on 11/6/17 STM Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9; Accept Kieras Deed: Map/Page 4B-2. Appoint Gina Chaplain to ACC 6/30/20. Special Licenses UMass - All Alcohol 10/29 & 12/19/2017; Wine & Malt 12/13/17. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs before the meeting.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, local governemnt, select board
Amherst Media
Oct 23, 2017 Amherst Media
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LOCATION: Town Hall, First Floor Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Financial Information Update. Discussion of Information presented at Four Board Meeting 10/5/17. Budget Guidelines for FY19---Discussion & Approval. Preparation for Town Meeting. Committee and Liaison Reports. Minutes. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of Meeting. Next Meeting—October 26---Agenda Items.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, local government, finance committee
Amherst Media
Oct 19, 2017 Amherst Media
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LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Appearance Bldg Commissioner Rob Morra - update on Site Plan Review Applicability & Admin Approval; Pub Hearing Scenic Roads Stone Wall Removal 294 & 304 Leverett Rd Request removal 8 - 10 ft. of stone wall for construction of driveway; Planning & Zoning ZSC Report, Downtown Forum plan for upcoming forum, Public Comment; Town Meeting Warrant Review, Movers & Speakers, Plan Board Reports to Town Meeting, TMCC & LWV...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, local government, planning board
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Oct 19, 2017 Amherst Media
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A look at some of the internships Amherst Media offers through the experiences of current interns.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, internships, media, social media, journalism
Amherst Media
Oct 19, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment. Town Mgr & Member Reports. Action Items: Water System Overview & Resiliency Analysis; Water Rate Structure; establish Rental Appeals Board; Vote & Assign Positions on STM Warrant Articles: #10. Reg'l School District Planning Committee, #11. Charter School Funding & Expansion, #12. Gen'l Bylaw - Public Shade Trees, & #13. Gen'l Bylaw - Town Mtg. Advisory Committee; FY18 Town Mgr Goals. Appt...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, select board, local government
Amherst Media
Oct 19, 2017 Amherst Media
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Julie Dobrow lecture by Dr. Julie Dobrow on the topic of Mabel Loomis Todd and 19th-century women's activism.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, history bites, mabel loomis todd, activism, julie dobrow
Amherst Media
Oct 18, 2017 Amherst Media
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JOINT Meeting of the AMHERST and PELHAM School Committees 6:00 PM, TUESDAY, October 17, 2017 Library Amherst Regional High School 170 Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA 01002 NOTE: This meeting is recorded and live-broadcast by Amherst Media AGENDA 1) Welcome 6:00 p.m. A. Call to Order B. Approve Minutes—September 25, 2017 2) K-6 Regionalization Discussion (Joint Topic) 6:05 p.m. ADJOURN PELHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE 3) Announcements and Public Comments 6:35 p.m. 4) Superintendent’s Update 6:45 p.m. 5)...
Topics: amherst, amherst media, local government, school committee, education
Amherst Media
Oct 18, 2017 Amherst Media
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JOINT Meeting of the AMHERST and PELHAM School Committees 6:00 PM, TUESDAY, October 17, 2017 Library Amherst Regional High School 170 Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA 01002 NOTE: This meeting is recorded and live-broadcast by Amherst Media AGENDA 1) Welcome 6:00 p.m. A. Call to Order B. Approve Minutes—September 25, 2017 2) K-6 Regionalization Discussion (Joint Topic) 6:05 p.m. ADJOURN PELHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE 3) Announcements and Public Comments 6:35 p.m. 4) Superintendent’s Update 6:45 p.m. 5)...
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Amherst Media
Oct 17, 2017 Amherst Media
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In this episode of A Window into ARPS, Dr. Morris interviews Dr. Patty Bode, Interim Principal of Amherst Regional Middle School, and Mark Jackson, Principal of Amherst Regional High School.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, arps, michael morris, patty bode, mark jackson, amherst regional high school
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Oct 17, 2017 Amherst Media
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 A very special musical event will take place in the Grace Sanctuary on Saturday, September 30th at 4:00 pm – as part of Grace’s Sesquicentennial observation, we present a program of music “homegrown” at Grace.  This concert will include music by numerous composers who have been connected with Grace Church, including Horace Boyer, Dick Damon, Ann Kearns, Randy Giles, Karen Guthrie, Lloyd Craighill, Sam Lowry and Beth Hart Damon.  Singers include members of the Grace Church Choir, and...
Topics: amherst media, amherst, grace church, sanctuary, composers, music
Amherst Media
Oct 17, 2017 Amherst Media
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“From the Chemistry Lab to Public Policy: The Science of Creating a Political Movement” Shaughnessy Naughton founded 314Action.org to encourage and unite the scientific community to do more than just advocate for science, but also to get involved in the political process. 314 Action is committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting attacks on science. She spoke at Mount Holyoke Sept. 21.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, local government, chemistry lab, public policy, mount holyoke, shaughnessy...
Amherst Media
Oct 17, 2017 Amherst Media
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Live At The Grid featuring Aversed, a hard charging metal band from Boston headed up by UMass student Sungwoo Jeong. Includes an exclusive post-performance interview with the band!
Topics: amherst, amherst media, live at the grid, aversed, sungwoo jeong, umass, music, metal
Amherst Media
Oct 17, 2017 Amherst Media
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In this episode of the Western Mass Media Justice Network, Dr. Demetria Shabazz speaks with filmmaker, Gloria Rolando, about her new film Dialogo con Mi Abuela and her experience as a Cuban woman in the film industry.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, western mass media justice network
Amherst Media
Oct 17, 2017 Amherst Media
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Darwin's Dogs: Telling the Tails of Your Pet's DNA" with Dr. Jesse McClure. 
Topics: amherst, amherst media, darwins dogs, science cafe, jesse mcclure, pets, dna
Amherst Media
Oct 17, 2017 Amherst Media
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 2017 Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce A+ Awards
Topics: amherst, amherst media, chamber awards, chamber of commerce, lindsay barron, jim brassord, tom...
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Oct 16, 2017 Amherst Media
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Puerto Rican poet and performer, Magdalena Gómez, presents a two-hour performance reading from Puerto Rican literature with unscripted intimate, personal commentary as a fundraiser for long-term Puerto Rican relief efforts.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, loud puerto rican, live, puerto rico, hurricane relief
Amherst Media
Oct 13, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, First Floor Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Discussion and Vote on Warrant Articles, Finance Committee Report to Town Meeting---Approval, Financial Information Update, Transportation Committee--Parking Fees Committee and Liaison Reports, Minutes, Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of Meeting. Next Meeting—October 19---Budget Guidelines for FY19---Discussion.
Topics: amherst, finance committee, amherst media, local government
Amherst Media
Oct 13, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Presentation to the Four Boards (Select Board, Library Trustees, Finance and School Committees) by the Town Manager and co-interim Finance Directors on the financial status of the Town.
Topics: amherst, amherst media, local government, four boards, select board, library trustees, finance,...
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Joint Meeting of the AMHERST-PELHAM REGIONAL and UNION 26 School Committees 6:30 PM TUESDAY, October 10, 2017 Library, Amherst Regional High School 21 Mattoon Street Amherst, MA 01002 NOTE: This meeting is broadcast live, and taped for later broadcast, by Amherst Media. AGENDA*  Call to order and enter Executive Session in accordance with Open Meeting Law, MGL c. 30A, Section21(a) 6:30 p.m. pursuant to Purpose 3 to discuss strategy with respect to litigation with Ray and Associates because...
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Oct 10, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Police Station, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes 2. Public comment 3. Complete edits for final charter and charter report 4. (7:15 or later) Vote on charter, charter report, and submission of charter and report to Select Board 5. Other planning 6. Final comments by members and public 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting 8. Approve minutes from this meeting, if possible 9....
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Oct 10, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, First Floor Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Review and Discussion of Warrant Articles. Financial Information Update. Committee and Liaison Reports: DPW/Fire, Library, Schools, Other. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of Meeting. Next Meeting—October 12: Four Board Meeting and Finance Committee Meeting.
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Amherst Media
Oct 5, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Manager and Member Reports. Action and Discussion Items: Health Insurance: Update; Fire Staffing Study: First Look; FY19 Budget Policy Guidelines: Continuing Discussion; November 6, 2017 Special Town Meeting Warrant Review; Vote and Assign Positions On Warrant Articles: 1) Reports of Boards and Committees; 2) Transfer of Free Cash to Stabilization. Metered Parking Reservation: Business...
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Amherst Media
Oct 5, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Hrgs - Site Plan Review 7:05PM SPR2018-05 Ichiban Asian Bistro 104-106 No Pleasant St Request SPR approval for seasonal outdoor seating/dining (Map 14A/43, B-G district); Planning & Zoning ZSC Report, Downtown/Town Center Community Forum planning for second forum; Public Comment; Other; Town Meeting Movers & Speakers, Plan Bd Reports, TMCC/LWV Warrant Review 10/24, TMCC Zoning Forum 10/25, Old...
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Amherst Media
Oct 3, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: ARHS, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve Minutes; Public Comments; Interim Superintendent's Update; PVCICS Expansion: Town Meeting Article and School Committee Resolution; Fort River Building Committee Forums Review; Charter/Choice/Private School Survey Presentation; Enrollment Working Group Update; Homework Working Group Update; School Committee Planning; Adjourn
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Amherst Media
Oct 3, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Review of Warrant Articles. 2. Review Finance Committee statement for the Fall Report . 3. Financial Information Update. 4. Committee and Liaison Reports: DPW/Fire, Library, Schools, Other. 5. Fall tentative meeting dates and agenda items. 6. Minutes of Previous Meetings. 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of Meeting.
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Amherst Media
Oct 3, 2017 Amherst Media
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Joint Meeting of the AMHERST-PELHAM REGIONAL and UNION 26 School Committees 6:30 PM TUESDAY, September 26, 2017 Library, Amherst Regional High School 21 Mattoon Street Amherst, MA 01002 NOTE: This meeting is broadcast live, and taped for later broadcast, by Amherst Media. AGENDA*  Call to Order 6:30 p.m.  Approve Minutes—September 12, 2017 6:30 p.m.  Announcements and Extended Public Comment 6:35 p.m.  Joint Committee Item 7:00 p.m. 1) Interim Superintendent Job Talk Presentation...
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Amherst Media
Oct 2, 2017 Amherst Media
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 MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional High School, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve minutes of September 19, 2017; Public Comment; PVCICS Expansion Vote on Town Meeting Article; Fort River Building Committee Mission Statement, Committee Composition, Recruitment and Selection; FY19 School Committee Budget Guidance; Gazette Column Authorship Discussion; School Committee Planning; Adjourn
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Amherst Media
Sep 28, 2017 Amherst Media
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RECEIVED: 9/2117 at 2:46 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Action & Discussion Items: 7 p.m. Community Services Discussion: Future Budget Guideline. Request for Special Legislation: Act to Establish a Public Art Fund in Amherst. Mobilitie Pole Petitions: Authorize/Order. Grant of Easement to WMECo d/b/a Eversource and Verizon NE Inc. for Cell Tower at Transfer Station, 740 Belchertown Rd. MA DCR Notice of Intent to...
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Amherst Media
Sep 22, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Hearings - Zoning Amendments 7:05PM A-03-18 Zoning - Retail Marijuana Establishment; 7:10 PM A-04-18 Zoning - Temporary Moratorium - Retail Marijuana Establishment; Public Hearings - Site Plan Review 7:30 PM SPR2018-06 Town of Amherst - Boltwood Walk barrier removal; Planning & Zoning ZSC Report, Downtown/Town Center Community Forum - plan for fall forum; Public Comment; Other, Old Business Signing of...
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Amherst Media
Sep 20, 2017 Amherst Media
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REVISED: 9/14/17 at 2:27 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Mgr & Member Reports. Action & Discussion Items: FY 18 Certification of Real & Personal Property Values: Update; 7 p.m. Recreational Marijuana Update and Public Listening Session; DPWG Recommendations - Continued Discussion; 11/06/17 STM Citizen Petitions Received; 2018 ATM Calendar: First Look. Appoint Aaron Hayden to Amherst Redevelopment...
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Amherst Media
Sep 20, 2017 Amherst Media
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"Old Flame" plays "Live At The Grid." This Amherst band is making a name for itself through the music of resistance, mining veins of amped up electric dissent with an authentic edge.
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Amherst Media
Sep 20, 2017 Amherst Media
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In this episode of Hourglass Trails, Tulip speaks with Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, a graduate of Computer Science at UMass, about the history, art and music of Rabindranath Tagore. Sheikh performs several of Tagore's famous pieces!
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Sep 20, 2017 Amherst Media
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In A Window into ARPS, Interim Superintendent Mike Morris introduces the new and veteran educators within the ARPS system. Episode 1: Doreen Cunningham & Ryan Harb Episode 2: Tim Sheehan & Dionne Walker-McCraven Episode 3: Allison Estes-Browne & Waleska Santiago-Centeno
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Amherst Media
Sep 20, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: Police Station, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes 2. (at 5:35) Paul Bockelman on experience with 2-year terms 3. Public comment 4. Continue discussing edits for final charter 5. (at 6:30) Stephen Schreiber on planning and zoning components 6. Other planning: future meetings, final report, etc. 7. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting 8. Adjourn
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Amherst Media
Sep 14, 2017 Amherst Media
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TIME: 7:05 pm. LOCATION: Police Dept, Community Room. TOPICS: A-01-18 Zoning - Table 3 Footnotes (Plg Bd) - To see if the Town will amend Art 6 of the Zoning Bylaw by removing Footnote 'j' from Table 3, Dimensional Regs & to see if the Town will amend Art 6 & Art 4 of the Zoning Bylaw by removing Footnote 'k' from the list of Footnotes for Table 3 & removing the bottom four rows of dimensional requirements for Cluster Develop'ts from Table 3, Dimensional Regs, & adding similar...
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Amherst Media
Sep 13, 2017 Amherst Media
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Joint Meeting of the AMHERST-PELHAM REGIONAL and UNION 26 School Committees 6:30 PM TUESDAY, September 12, 2017 Library, Amherst Regional High School NOTE: This meeting is broadcast live, and taped for later broadcast, by Amherst Media. AGENDA  Call to Order 6:30 p.m.  Approve Minutes—August 22, 2017 and September 6, 2017 6:30 p.m.  Announcements and Extended Public Comment 6:35 p.m.  Joint Committee Item 7:05 p.m. 1) Permanent Superintendent Appointment Discussion ADJOURN UNION...
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Sep 13, 2017 Amherst Media
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Meeting of the AMHERST School Committee 6:15 PM TUESDAY, September 12, 2017 Library, Amherst Regional High School AGENDA  Call to Order 6:15 p.m.  New and Continuing Business 1) Submission of Town Meeting Warrant to Establish a Regional School District Planning Board with Pelham (Vote) 2) Warrant article at Amherst Town Meeting opposing expansion of Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School enrollment (Vote)  Adjourn 6:30 p.m.
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Amherst Media
Sep 12, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Mgr & Member Reports. 7:00 PM Public Hearing: Proposed Parking Regs on Olympia Dr & Fisher St. Action and Discussion Items: Town Manager Eval: Process Review & FY 18 Goal Discussion; Fall STM Petitioned Zoning Articles. Committee Appts to 6/30/2020: Sophia Maldonado to HRC; Masoud Hashemi to Ag Comm and Rachel Loeffler to PSTC. Change of Date for Road Closure: BID Block Party;...
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Sep 12, 2017 Amherst Media
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Amherst Media interns Charlie Turner and NJ Park take a look at the daily life and struggles of Ashleigh, a traffic island panhandler in Hadley. This short documentary explores the problem of homelessness in the Amherst area and includes interviews with homeless advocates.
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Amherst Media
Sep 12, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, First Floor Meeting Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Reorganization of Finance Committee (Chair and Vice Chair) 2. Continue Cost Driver Information/Discussion, How and What goes into the Tax Rate Setting (David Burgess), Draft Fact Sheet (Aldrich and Neale), UMass Public Policy Program Information ( Jayne and Aldrich) 3. Update FY17 and FY18 budget and financial information (Aldrich) 4. FC Warrant Article---Capital Stabilization Fund (Theilman) 5. Committee...
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Sep 7, 2017 Amherst Media
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Joint Meeting of the AMHERST-PELHAM REGIONAL and Union 26 School Committees 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY, September 6, 2017 Library, Amherst Regional High School NOTE: This meeting will be recorded and live-broadcast by Amherst Media AGENDA  Call to Order 6:30 p.m.  Adjourn to Executive Session according to MGL Chapter 30A, Section 21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with 6:30 p.m. respect to litigation (Ray and Associates) if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the...
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Sep 7, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Minutes 2. Planning & Zoning A. ZSC Report B. Downtown/Town Center Community Forum - planning for fall forum C. Discussion of Retail Marijuana proposed zoning amendments D. Public Comment E. Other 3. Old Business A. SPR2018-04 Twn of Amherst Facilities Dept. - Property behind N. Amherst Library - 8 & 24 Montague Rd - review of revised parking lot layout B. Signing of decisions C. Planning Bd Summer/Fall Schedule -...
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Amherst Media
Sep 6, 2017 Amherst Media
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 MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order 2. Introduction 3. Public Comment 4. Adjourn Note: Due to technical issues, the full meeting was not captured
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Amherst Media
Sep 6, 2017 Amherst Media
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The film documents how the Monadnock region of New Hampshire is addressing the challenges of an increasingly unstable climate. Integrating the voices of experts and ordinary citizens, the film offers a model for how communities across New England and beyond might respond to this unprecedented environmental challenge.
Topics: from hurricane to climate change, amherst, amherst media, western mass, new england, vermont, new...
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Sep 6, 2017 Amherst Media
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On March 18, 2017 Barnes & Noble hosted a fundraiser for Amherst Media! Our intern, Danzel Jones, was there to capture it! Thank you to Barnes & Noble!
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Sep 6, 2017 Amherst Media
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The Curious Giraffe show is a series hosted by Dorothy Cresswell, retired elementary school teacher and music educator. The program aims to get kids thinking about important issues in today's society.
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Sep 6, 2017 Amherst Media
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The Curious Giraffe show is a series hosted by Dorothy Cresswell, retired elementary school teacher and music educator. The program aims to get kids thinking about important issues in today's society.
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Amherst Media
Sep 5, 2017 Amherst Media
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TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Town Mgr & Member Rep'ts. Mobilitie Petitions for Grant of Pole Loc for E. Pleasant & Orchard Hill Dr & Sunset Ave & North Hadley Rd. Action & Discussion: DPWG Parking Recomm'ds; Olympia Dr Prkg Plan - First Look; TM Perf Eval Final & Authorize Town Mgr Contract. 4th Qtr budget report. Appt of Election Workers (see list att'd); Fletcher Clark to CPAC to 6/30/18. Road closure Overlook Dr for Annual High Point Hill Block Party...
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Amherst Media
Aug 31, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Police Station, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes 2. Public comment 3. Review feedback on preliminary charter 4. Plan for August 31 Public Hearing 5. Other planning: future meetings, final report, etc. 6. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours prior to the meeting 7. Adjourn
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Amherst Media
Aug 23, 2017 Amherst Media
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Meeting of the AMHERST-PELHAM REGIONAL School Committee 6:30 PM TUESDAY, August 22, 2017 Library, Amherst Regional High School AGENDA  Call to Order 6:30 p.m.  Approve Minutes—June 27, 2017; August 15, 2017 6:30 p.m.  Announcements and Public Comment 6:35 p.m.  Superintendent’s Update 6:45 p.m.  Chair’s Report 6:50 p.m.  Subcommittee Updates 7:00 p.m.  New and Continuing Business 1) Vote Contracts 7:10 p.m. a) APEA Memorandum of Agreement POTENTIAL MOTION: Approve the...
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Amherst Media
Aug 22, 2017 Amherst Media
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MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Opening Remarks; Announcements and Agenda Review. NO public comment. Town Manager Performance Evaluation: Review of Individual Evaluations, Composite Evaluation and Draft Summary. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs before the meeting. PLEASE NOTE: All evaluation documents are to be distributed to the Select Board in compliance with Open Meeting Law at the 5:00 p.m. start time, as well as made available for...
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